Daniel Westerman

Daniel Westerman commenced as CEO and Managing Director of AEMO in May 2021. He oversees AEMO’s strategy and operations, including collaboration with industry and policy makers.

Under Daniel's leadership, AEMO has ensured a secure and reliable supply of electricity and gas for customers through increasingly complex operations across Australia's energy grids, and developed a trusted set of roadmaps to transition these grids as the nation’s coal-fired generators retire from service.

Internally, AEMO has built a purpose led and values-based culture, with strong uplifts in employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, customer orientation, and financial performance. AEMO is a trusted partner of both industry and governments.

Prior to joining AEMO, Daniel held a variety of senior executive roles with London-listed electricity and gas utility, National Grid Plc., after an earlier career with McKinsey & Company and Ford Motor Company.

Daniel holds degrees in Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

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